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Medical Term:

residual cleft


the remnants of the hypophysial diverticulum that occur between the pars distalis and pars intermedia; a distinct lumen is present in some animals, but, in humans, is present only during prenatal development and sometimes in young children.

Synonym(s): residual lumen

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